“A voice that’s richly melodic and disarmingly natural. Her songs have the power to draw audiences into silent communion.” – The New York Times
Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Julien Baker has a special treat for her New Zealand fans.
The Memphis native ‘s solo debut, Sprained Ankle, was one of the most widely acclaimed works of 2015. The album, recorded by an 18-year-old and her friend in only a few days, was a bleak yet hopeful, intimate document of staggering experiences and grace, centred entirely around Baker’s voice, guitar, and unblinking honesty. Sprained Ankle appeared on year-end lists everywhere from NPR Music to The AV Club to New York Magazine’s Vulture.
With 2017’s stand out release on Matador Records, Turn Out The Lights, the 21-year-old Baker returned to the world on a much bigger stage, but with the same core of breathtaking vulnerability and resilience. From its opening moments — when her chiming, evocative melody is accompanied by swells of strings — Turn Out The Lights throws open the doors to the world without sacrificing the intimacy that has become a hallmark of her songs.
There is no doubt that audiences will get to experience an artist at the peak of her live powers – fresh from multiple tours of North America and Europe as a solo artist and as a member of lauded indie supergroup boygenius alongside Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridges
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